On this date in 1982, I saw the J. Geils Band at the Civic Center in San Francisco. It was the second of two shows at Civic. I thought it was a fine concert, although I was on psychedelics so I’m not to be trusted. I loved that band, saw them several times in concert.
What makes this concert noteworthy in retrospect was the opening act: U2. Although no one knew it then, this was the last time U2 opened for anyone, other than at festivals. My memory is they kicked ass that night, although stories that they blew J Geils off the stage are exaggerating.
For U2 fans, here is their setlist:
I Threw a Brick Through a Window
A Day Without Me
An Cat Dubh
Into the Heart
The Electric Co.
I Will Follow
Encore: Out Of Control and 11 O'clock Tick Tock
Here’s "Whammer Jammer" from a show I saw at Winterland in 1977, featuring Magic Dick. (Robert Gordon and Head East were the opening acts.)